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Over 5,000 redundancies announced in the charity sector since May

By August 13, 2020National News

From Civil Society

More than 5,300 redundancies have been announced by charities over the last three months, research by New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) has found. NPC is collating data on job cuts and redundancy consultations at charities, which have become increasingly common over the past few months as the financial consequences of the Covid-19 lockdown become apparent. NPC’s tracker shows that so far 33 charities have shared plans to make 5,366 redundancies between 12 May and today. More than 3,800 were announced in July alone, ahead of the furlough scheme winding down from August onwards.  The vast majority of charities included in the research are big charities with millions in income. The National Trust has announced the highest number of redundancies (1,200), followed by the National Trust for Scotland (429) and the National Theatre (400 casual staff).

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